Our wonderful social care

Despite all the concerns of the problems with the current social care system in the UK, it must be acknowledged that our system is probably the best in the world and certainly in comparison to America and the rest of Europe.

The concept of people living in their own homes has been nationally embedded as the preferred option in the UK for the last 20 years and the focus has moved to people having more control over the support they need. In America, President Obama has just recently announced a commitment towards providing the opportunity of ‘community living’ for disabled people, what we would call community care.

While it is important we never stop pushing social care forward, we should also recognise the achievements we have made and that on balance, this is a very good country for people who need social care.

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